The Killers’ Mr Brightside claims record-breaking 260th week – exactly five years – on the Official Singles Chart Top 100

The indie-pop anthem that can’t be kept down averages 1.2 million UK streams a week.

Mr Brightside by The Killers continues to prove the chart hit that can’t be kept down as this week the track logs a record-breaking 260th non-consecutive week – or a full five years - on the Official UK Singles Chart Top 100. It may be April 1, but we can confirm this 100% true.

No song in UK chart history has notched up anywhere near as many weeks in the Top 100 - the closest is Snow Patrol’s 2006 Top 10 hit Chasing Cars, at 166 weeks.

Mr Brightside has become the stuff of legend on the Official Chart. The indie-pop anthem spent just four weeks in the Top 100 upon its original 2004 release, peaking at Number 10. The years since have seen it become a staple at many a party or club night, helping it rack up lots of streams and downloads every week.

MORE: The Killers' Official UK Chart history in full

In December 2018 Mr Brightside reached a landmark 1 million pure sales (downloads and CD sales), while its streaming tally currently stands at 281 million UK plays, making it the most-streamed song of any track released before 2010. Its total UK chart sales is a whopping 3.52 million.

The power of Mr Brightside shows no signs of slowing down yet. Despite the country being in lockdown for most of the past year, the song has been streamed 65.2 million times in the last 12 months – that’s an average of 1.2 million plays a week.

And in 2021 alone, Mr Brightside has spent 11 of the first 12 weeks of the year inside the Top 100, placing at Number 78 in the latest Top 100 – not bad for a song that was released 17 years ago.

Looking at other long runners on the Official Singles Chart Top 100, Ed Sheeran’s Christmas Number 1 Perfect is the most recently-released chart mainstay, logging 165 weeks since 2017, while Frank Sinatra’s signature hit My Way is fourth on 133 weeks. Kings Of Leon’s 2008 chart-topper Sex On Fire is fifth on 124 weeks.

The longest running songs on the Official Singles Chart Top 100

 

TITLE

ARTIST

PEAK

YEAR FIRST CHARTED

WEEKS IN TOP 100

1

MR BRIGHTSIDE

THE KILLERS

10

2004

260

2

CHASING CARS

SNOW PATROL

6

2006

166

3

PERFECT

ED SHEERAN

1

2017

165

4

MY WAY

FRANK SINATRA

5

1969

133

5

SEX ON FIRE

KINGS OF LEON

1

2008

124

6

SHOTGUN

GEORGE EZRA

1

2018

121

7

THINKING OUT LOUD

ED SHEERAN

1

2014

119

8

CHANDELIER

SIA

6

2014

114

9

SOMEONE YOU LOVED

LEWIS CAPALDI

1

2018

113

10

I GOTTA FEELING

BLACK EYED PEAS

1

2009

109

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